School: Bailieboro (Model)

Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
A. Ó Dubhda
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1011, Page 093

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    Mr. Corrie.
    Their people have been blacksmiths for many years past, especially Mr. Corrie, his people have been blacksmiths for generations.
    The chief work carried on in each forge is the making of gates, and ploughs, and shoeing horses, and also shoeing cartwheels.
    The blacksmiths wear a kind of leathern aprons to keep the sparks from burning their clothes.
    When the blacksmith is shoeing wheels he usually does the work outside the forge door
    The roofs of the forges are galvanized and the doors are big oblong shaped ones.
    It is said that the water out of the forge trough will give you warts. Forge water is also said to be good for chilblains.
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